Scheduled maintenance at the Panama Canal’s Miraflores Locks Aug. 29-Sept. 10 could severely impact canal capacity and extend transit delays for “days, if not weeks after completion,” shipping sources have said. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Shipping agents working with tanker owners recommended their customers apply for an early transit booking to avoid delay in a message to its customers Aug. 18. Owners were advised that booking availability would be limited and that applying fewer than 25-30 days in advance could pose “significant risk, as it may already be too late to succeed in securing a booked slot,” according to one owner. The tentative maintenance period would maintain the estimated daily transit capacity […]